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# Missouri Colleges

In 2021, 83,009 students received a degree from a college in Missouri, making it rank #20 in terms of graduations. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $15,300 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $17,454 a year.

About 59% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,476 per year.

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The total student population at University of Missouri - Columbia is 31,089, of which 23,383 students are undergraduates and of those, 21,344 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at Mizzou is 89%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

42% of Mizzou students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,188 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Mizzou with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $46,683 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 15,449 students at WUSTL in total, 7,653 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,077 are full-time. WUSTL has a freshman retention rate of 94%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Only 16% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Roughly 19% of students at WUSTL take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,434 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $64,543 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Missouri State University - Springfield is 23,505, of which 19,621 students are undergraduates and of those, 13,128 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Missouri State is 4.5 years.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,178 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Missouri State is $37,811.

The total student population at University of Missouri - Kansas City is 16,147, of which 11,027 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,071 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 63%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

43% of UMKC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,000 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMKC is $43,346.

The total student population at Webster University is 8,197, of which 2,563 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,022 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 53%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,270 a year. Webster has a 3.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Webster with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,977 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 7,723 undergraduates at SLU, of which 6,847 are full-time, and there are 12,229 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at SLU is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 56%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 54% of students at SLU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,254 a year. SLU has a 2.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $53,847 during the early-career years.

There are 5,504 undergraduates at Maryville U, of which 3,249 are full-time, and there are 10,979 students altogether. It takes the average Maryville U undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,823 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $47,446 during the early-career years.

There are 10,973 undergraduates at UMSL, of which 4,889 are full-time, and there are 13,874 students altogether. It takes the average UMSL undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 58% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

44% of UMSL students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,004 a year. UMSL has a 4.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMSL is $41,078.

The total student population at Columbia College is 8,347, of which 7,861 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,162 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 58% of students at Columbia College Missouri take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,563 a year. Columbia College Missouri has a 8.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,516 during the early-career years.

There are 7,629 undergraduates at UCM, of which 6,009 are full-time, and there are 9,959 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 56% of students at UCM take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,891 a year. UCM has a 6.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UCM is $38,123.

There are 10,165 students at Park University in total, 8,504 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,763 are full-time. It takes the average Park University undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 65% of students at Park University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,826 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Park University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,444 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 7,642 students at Missouri University of Science and Technology in total, 6,083 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,412 are full-time. For undergraduates at Missouri University of Science and Technology, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 70% are men and 30% are women.

Approximately 48% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,056 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Missouri University of Science and Technology with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $65,427 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 10,001 students at Southeast Missouri State University in total, 8,929 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,823 are full-time. It takes the average Southeast Missouri State University undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

51% of Southeast Missouri State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,719 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,146 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 5,482 undergraduates at Northwest, of which 4,813 are full-time, and there are 7,267 students altogether. It takes the average Northwest undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

62% of Northwest students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,533 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,907 during the early-career years.

There are 5,411 full-time undergraduates at Saint Louis Community College, and 15,206 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 5% of students at Saint Louis Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $2,885 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Saint Louis Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,503 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Lindenwood University is 7,382, of which 4,822 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,199 are full-time. It takes the average Lindenwood University undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 66% of students at Lindenwood University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,246 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lindenwood University is $40,434.

The total student population at Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City is 13,085, which includes 5,915 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 4% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,551 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MCC is $31,905.

There are 11,237 students at OTC in total, 5,359 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $1,662 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,128 during the early-career years.

The student loan default rate of 0.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The total student population at Truman State University is 4,655, of which 4,389 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,687 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

39% of Truman State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,831 a year. Truman State has a 2.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Truman State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,862 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 2,746 undergraduates at Rockhurst, of which 1,845 are full-time, and there are 3,688 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Rockhurst is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,218 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $50,571 during the early-career years.

There are 4,927 undergraduates at Missouri Southern, of which 3,443 are full-time, and there are 5,045 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 52% of students at Missouri Southern take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,985 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Missouri Southern with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 4,911 students at Missouri Western in total, 4,717 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,039 are full-time. It takes the average Missouri Western undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

55% of Missouri Western students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,449 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,706 during the early-career years.

There are 6,014 students at SCC in total, 3,210 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

7% of SCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,796 a year. SCC has a 5.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SCC is $32,958.

There are 2,285 full-time undergraduates at MACC, and 4,878 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 18% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,113 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,872 during the early-career years.

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